Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm Not Married To It

Guess what happened? I got bored. I was sick and bloody tired of looking at the same page day after day. So I went and changed the layout of my blog. If you're new then you just don't know any different, BUT, oh it's different. I haven't decided if I like it or if it's kinda jarring. Please feel free to weigh in! I will probably change it like another 25 times before the weekend is over. If my new couch would ever get here I would just rearrange living room furniture. But, well, that's not coming until Tuesday between 1-5pm and that is a whole 'nother story all by itself.

The picture at the top? I LOVE. It was posted in a coffee house in Richmond VA that we visited while on vacation. I thought it was the most awesome thing I've ever seen in a coffee house [because #7 on my list of pet peeves is unattended children in coffee establishments that want to spend time at my table when I'm enjoying my time without my own children, thankyouverymuch] and asked my sister to take a photo specifically for my blog. I did post an entry about it but never got around to finding it a permanent spot. I think it seems right at home here what with all the sarcasm-y snarkiness that I dole out on a consistent basis.

**edited to add: that Boy-Child#1 wanted to know how I got the words "Vintage Thirty" on the picture so I started to tell him about Picnik and then his eyes started to glaze over and I think he fell asleep. And he still doesn't know how I did the wordy thing.**

26 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I like it. A lot.

I might have to get that little saying tattoed on my forehead. I bet that will be super-sexy.

Cheri said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the new layout. Don't change it 25 times! Move around a bedroom or something.

jennifer h said...

I like it.

And the sign. I should print that out and take it with me to coffee shops--and tape it to my table.

Mr Lady said...

I LOVE it, too. That picture is awesome!

JCK said...

I LOVE, LOVE it!! Caught my eye right away. I saw it and ....WOW, Tootsie changed her site. I like all the large lettering, too. Makes me feel like I don't need reading glasses.

I'll have to check out that Picnik business...

dkuroiwa said...

Lurve the new layout...LURRRRVE the sign....children running around places without any visible adult supervision make me crazy...unless they are my own, of course!!
You're the second or third person who has mentioned this "Picnik" stuff...better go and check it out!!

Sue said...

Tootsie, Love the new layout, although, I will miss you smiling at me every day when I open your blog! I do have to check out Picnik, I heard it was great!

slow panic said...

i love our new layout. i want to know what we did with our weekends before there was blogging?

HRH said...

I love it. I love the header (although I have a little record cover nostalgia for the old one). I love that your text is wider now and easier to read. I think I need to throw myself a picnick...that is super cool.

Michelle Hix said...

Your new layout is nice. I saw that sign in a convenience store in the mountains once. Very funny. I have to say though, that I don't even know you and there was something that I really really liked about the picture you had up before. I would post it on the sidebar (my two cents). I'm purely talking in a photographic sence about the fact that I loved it. It was a great photo and it just kind of said "here I am" "this is my life". I would love to have a picture of my kids and I like that hanging in my office. It's just one of those pictures that to me, sort of tells a tale of what your life was like on that particular day. Oh, I'm just not making sense!

Treasia said...

Never seen your old layout but must say I love the sign. Like most mid lifer's I can't stand unattended children in any establishment.

smalltownmom said...

Love the picture and the wider layout.

Lisa Milton said...

Bad Mom & I's friend Jen has that quote on her door - knew I would instantly like her when I saw it.

I like the new look.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I like.

dorothy said...

LOL. Poor boy-child #1.

I like the layout! Don't change a thing.

And WTH? Where is your couch?!

laughingatchaos said...

Love it. One of these days I'll do cool pictures on my header too. In the meantime I'll just enjoy yours. :)

Angie said...

Seriously, your couch is not here? SERIOUSLY??? I have been waiting to see some pics of it. Damn.

I love that sign. I have seen it in coffee shops in Canada. I loved it the first time I saw it. I always keep my kids close in coffee shops because, hey, coffee shops are for chilling. I don't often take them.

KEEP BELIEVING

Karen said...

That is the mostest awesome signage around. And I love the new look.

Minnesota Matron said...

That sign is TOO funny! And I love the bright sunny layout. Good changes that do inspire.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

So the "ayes" have it!!

HRH & Michelle~ I'll probably stick the old pic up in the sidebar somewhere. Just for the good ol' days.

Dorothy & Angie~ That's right. No couch. Til Tuesday. I'm feeling kind of *&$%#*# about it.

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Heh. "Til Tuesday" is an 80's group. Huh. Weird. Wonder if they were waiting for a couch while they were naming their band?

EatPlayLove said...

I like the new look as well. I've been toying with the idea of changing mine as well. I don't like the small header on the dots template.

sorry about the couch..you've been so excited.

Colleen said...

So you got it near my neck of the woods. See, we're pretty cool here in Virginia.

Nap Warden said...

I like the new pic at the top...If you want to get rid of the lines around it, let me know...I'm happy to help:)

Angela said...

I like it too.....must keep!

Allison said...

really enjoy reading your blog. just found it tonight while blog-hopping. great writing (and snarkiness). ;)